Beyond Babar : The European Tradition in Children''s Literature
By: Beckett, Sandra L.
Contributor(s): Nikolajeva, Maria.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Lanham : Scarecrow Press, 2006Description: 1 online resource (338 p.).ISBN: 9781461656791.Subject(s): Children''s literature, European - History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Beyond Babar : The European Tradition in Children''s LiteratureDDC classification: 809.89282094 LOC classification: PN1009.A1 | B435 2006Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Introduction; 1: Earth Hanging in Infinity: Janusz Korczak''s King Matt the First; 2: The Taming of the Two: Antoine de Saint-Exupery''s Little Prince; 3: A Misunderstood Tragedy: Astrid Lindgren''s Pippi Longstocking Books; 4: Creating the Eternal Farewell: Tove Jansson''s Moomin Novels; 5: Blue Train, Red Flag, Rainbow World: Gianni Rodari''s The Befana''s Toyshop; 6: Modernism for Children? Cecil Bødker''s Silas and the Black Mare; 7: Michel Tournier Retells the Robinson Crusoe Myth: Friday and Robinson: Life on Speranza Island
8: About a Factory-Made Boy: Christine Nöstlinger''s Story about Conrad9: A Neverending Success Story? Michael Ende''s Return Trip to Fantastica; 10: "We Were a Pair": Peter Pohl''s Johnny, My Friend; 11: Philosophical Homework or Universal Amazement? Jostein Gaarder''s Sophie''s World; 12: What do we Translate when we Translate Children''s Literature?; Bibliography; Index; About the Contributors
Beyond Babar: The European Tradition in Children''s Literature examines in depth eleven of the most celebrated European children''s novels in substantial, critical essays written by well-known international scholars. This approach provides a comprehensive discussion of the selected works from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Each essay offers a critical introduction to the text that can serve as a point of departure for literary scholars, professors of children''s literature, primary and secondary school teachers, and librarians who are interested in texts that cross languages and cultures.
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